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International Truck and Engine Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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International Truck and Engine CEO Lewis Campbell
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Pros
  • Good pay and docent benefits; Smart people, challenging and interesting work (in 6 reviews)

  • Good work environment,a few nice people,decent benefits, (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • First of all upper management does nothing but push continuous improvement every year but apparently that doesn't apply to them (in 8 reviews)

  • Bad management and too much focusing on numbers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and docent benefits; Smart people, challenging and interesting work

    Cons

    Commercial vehicle market, competition, no-so forgiven customers (past quality mistakes) still haunt us..

    Advice to Management

    some good managers, and some not so good; A more formal management training would be valuable...


  2. "Overall Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly
    Casual dress code
    Nice Facilities

    Cons

    Chaotic Strategy that changes frequently
    Promises by management are not always kept
    Lots of politics to get things done


  3. "Operations Associate"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Operations in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees were a good group.

    Cons

    Bad management and too much focusing on numbers. Employees are just a number.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't walk...run!"

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    Former Employee - Private in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Private in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment,a few nice people,decent benefits,
    workout room in facility,big clean lunchroom,not in a bad area,lots of food for lunch in the area.

    Cons

    Where do I start? First of all upper management does nothing but push continuous improvement every year but apparently that doesn't apply to them! They want to suck more and more out of employees each year with unfair time studies! They do nothing to improve working conditions that are not involved in production and expect employees to do multiple jobs all the while keeping up with production.
    The supervisors coddle the seniors even though they are the laziest pieces of "beep" you would ever see! They get away with doing nothing (even though they are making $28 an hour) and pushing the work on the juniors! Also the way the contract is set up juniors will never get the pay rate the seniors make or the pension! It is a horrible feeling looking at these entitled little spoiled brats running the company. Management is in their pockets! If you are not in the "click" you will be treated badly! The pay rate is horribly bad! People have been there 10 years and they are making the same as someone walking in off the street! This place is a joke! Like I said don't walk...run!

    Advice to Management

    You need to fire everyone and start over including yourselves!


  6. "Some people were nice...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrenville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work in team environments. I felt I learned a lot from working there. Met some really nice people.

    Cons

    Some people can be very cliquey and backstabbing is rampant, especially when I worked there. Company could not decide what name they wanted to go with, so they changed their name often. I worked hard for an entire year so I can enjoy their profit sharing, and because they were late reporting to the SEC (by YEARS), I was screwed out of my profit sharing for that last year I was there (because I left, I essentially 'forfeited' my profit sharing for the last year, even though it was NOT MY FAULT that the company did not file in time with the SEC! I think that was lousy of them to do, but I'm not the only person this happened to.

    Advice to Management

    Don't screw employees out of benefits they rightfully earned! Listen to your employees. If they are leaving in droves, well, it's because the company is improperly managed. I chose not to drift any longer on a sinking ship. Remember that you are only as good as your staff. Treat them like they are valued.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good old boys"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Truck and Engine (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large corporation with lots of training available.

    Cons

    If you are not a white male you can not succeed in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify and stop the nepotisim


  8. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a very comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Financial ups and downs make it a little uncomfortable if you have ever been laid off


  9. "Inventory control Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent company to work with

    Cons

    some areas no have a/c


  10. "Operations Supervisor. Springfield, Ohio"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Springfield, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Springfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The union workforce was excellent. Can't say enough good things about them. Pockets of good supervisors trying to make it work out there.

    Cons

    Toss up between the company not reinvesting money in the plant in 15 years because they never thought it would still be open. Upper management that constantly beats on front line supervisors about quality and lean manufacturing when again they have not spent the money or a solid business plan to attain either.

    Advice to Management

    The old guards time has passed. The good'ol boy mentality of cracking heads of the employees for your lack of vision and commitment to the Springfield, Ohio plant is killing the workforce and reputation within the community. Turnover rate for supervisors is staggering. Listen to your workforce. They have ideas.. Good ones. They should, they do the job everyday. Clean out the old guard (upper management) that are not helping the company progress your business plan. Return that plant back to the glory it once had.


  11. "Not quite there"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, nice campus, covered parking, decent benefits, flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Constantly restructuring and reducing staff. Still going through a turn around. Reduced staff means heavier work load for surviving employees. Some departments pay well while others low ball.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Stop cutting so many things.


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